Resources & Reads

Books are in order of helpfulness, subjectively:

Naming The Child by Jenny Schroedel, Paraclete Press

I Will Carry You, the sacred dance of Grief and Joy by Angie Smith, B&H Publishing

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imaginationby Elizabeth McCracken, Little Brown and Company

Closer to the Light by Melvin Morse, MD
Congratulations, It's an Angel by Sandy Alemian

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart by Deborah Davis,
Fulcrum Publishing

Life Touches Life: A Mother's Story of Stillbirth and Healing by Lorraine Ash, NewSage Press

A Grief Observed by CS Lewis, Harper Collins


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    Me. My biggest help came from other moms who'd gone through what I was going through. If you or someone you know has lost their babe, I want to offer my support.
    Emily Lazar of this group was my perinatal counselor at SSH, and has personal experience with infant loss, which for me makes all the difference.

    A little note, some of the following may need updating, and I didn't find any groups that actually ran while I was looking ...

    South Shore Hospital, Weymouth MA
    The pregnancy loss coordinator is 781 624 5015. Calls answered daily. Groups meet 1st/3rd Wed of month 7-815p

    Jordan Hospital, Plymouth MA

    Infant Loss Support GroupFor those who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant deathMeetings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Facilitated by a clinical social worker, Janet Garnier, LICSW 508-830-2412

    Fragile Footprints/ Cranberry Hospice
    Bereavement Coordinator
    Kathleen McAleer, MSW, LICSW (best resource I've found)
    Helps anyone in the community surviving their infant's death through private and group counseling.
    She can be reached at either:
    Plymouth MA Hospice Bereavement Coordinator
    Fragile Footprints Pediatric Palliative Care Director

    Good Samaritan Hospital, Brockton MA
    508-427-3028, Trish Maclain is the contact person for the infant loss support group, which meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-9 pm

    GOOD ORGANIZATIONS TO GET INVOLVED WITH: is trying to do some very helpful things for parents whose babies have died. volunteers turn donated wedding dresses into burial gowns for babies.





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